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Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Posted: 2013-11-20  Type: News

We had a fantastic time at Stockholm World Water Week, 1 - 6 September 2013.

As well as attending a number of informative sessions, connecting with key contacts and meeting with members we even got to participate in a theatre performance!

Our ED Tom Soo donned stripes as "Prisoner 1" and joined the "actors" presenting Theatre of the Absurd run by UNESCO-IHP and UN-Water, "a representation of the world's surreal and as yet, unsolved dilemmas surrounding water security, water governance and water cooperation". Catch some of the Theatre of the Absurd action here.

As well as our ED pursuing creativity to communicate important water messages, our Vice-President Lilian Del Castillo-Laborde met with UNESCO concerning international aquifers, and our President Dogan Altinbilek, alongisde ED Tom Soo, were involved in discussions on strengthening the role of water in green growth.

The outcomes and key messages arising from the week are outlined in the 2013 Overarching Conclusions and UN-Water have captured some key moments here.

We're looking forward to World Water Week 2014 (31st August - 5th September) already!

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